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This "Question" and its answer are long, redacted excessively, and reads more like a dialog than an answerable question and a satisfying answer. Does this strike anyone else as inappropriate?

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I no longer feel like I write too much in my posts. – Grace Note Jan 14 '11 at 15:48
Seems like shoving a forum format onto a Q&A site. – justkt Jan 14 '11 at 16:05
Damn. I've seen scientific papers shorter than that. – Goran Jovic Jan 14 '11 at 16:10
I certainly can't be bothered to read it. But it might very well answer the php board optimization topic with reusable advises. At first glance it looks "too localized", but what actually makes it stand out on SO is that most other Q&As are in-a-hurry and too broad or answered too undetailed. – mario Jan 14 '11 at 16:14
Ups, I was affraid that my answers are sometimes too long and nobody reads them. This looks insane :) – Ladislav Mrnka Jan 14 '11 at 16:15
... Jesus Christ – Matt Ball Jan 14 '11 at 16:23
I'm in shock. Voting to close as Too localized, perhaps? – George Stocker Jan 14 '11 at 16:38
If that is not the very definition of "too broad", then "too broad" has no meaning. For Buddha's sake, they are already at point 41! – ЯegDwight Jan 14 '11 at 18:46
Crap, my mouse wheel is broken now. – JYelton Jan 14 '11 at 18:50
What kills me is that surely this is a solved issue. I understand why people compete in an occupied marketplace; maybe you'll do it better or maybe you'll do it worse but still make money. But is there a lot of unexplored bulletin board territory? – Stephanie Page Jan 14 '11 at 20:11
up vote 8 down vote accepted

Does this strike anyone else as inappropriate?

Yes it does, and I left them a comment that I'll follow up on later.

This looks like an isolated incident though, so I'm not too worried about this becoming a trend. There are better tools available for collaborating on projects, and those two don't have enough time before the heat death of the universe to clutter up the site with many more posts of that length.

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